Thursday, August 11, 2011

Can I Eat All Vegetables Raw?

I have a few questions about eating vegetables: First, can we eat broccoli raw? And can we mix raw veggies with raw fruit and eat them together? Are there any that should not be mixed?  --Anonymous.

Yes! The body is capable of mixing virtually any foods in any combination without any problem. There are a few exceptions, of course, based on the individual. Some people would be squeamish about eating certain mixtures together--say pickles and chocolate--but that would not be because of the digestive tract but because of the brain. Also, raw vegetables can be more difficult to digest than cooked, and some individuals could find themselves a bit gassy afterwards. Usually in time the digestive system adjusts to this as well.